Johnny Ray Howard (also known as John) Departed this earthly life Saturday, January 26, 2019 at his home. He was born in Grimesland, North Carolina to the late Letha B. Rountree and James Taft on December 22, 1951.
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John received his education at PCTS/G. R. Whitfield H.S. in Grimesland, NC. After his schooling, he relocated to New York City. He worked as a security guard until he lost vision to a rare eye disease.
John was preceded in death by his sisters, Nellie Ree, Rachel and Mary.
He leaved to cherish his memories: a daughter Shaquana Gardner & Grand-daughter, Son Jonathan,
Sisters: Lillie M. Rountree, Linda F. Smith, Renee Daniels, Phyllis Price, Mae W. Jones-Cook. Brothers:
Charles Howard, James Mills. A special niece: Vanessa Horner and special cousin Wayne Mills.
A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.